§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the current numbers, respectively, of acute and geriatric beds in Dundee and Tayside; and what changes have taken place since 31st March 1976.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
The information is as follows:
BED COMPLEMENTS Geriatric* Acute† 31st March 1976 31st March 1977 31st March 1976 31st March 1977 Dundee 355 362 783 909 Tayside 899 896 1,794 1,848 * Includes joint-user hospitals. † Excludes beds for communicable diseases, respiratory tuberculosis, convalescence and rehabilitation, and general practitioner beds.